= R =
Random Number God
abbreviated `RNG'] The malign force which lurks behind the random
number generator in Angband (and by extension elsewhere). A dark
god that demands sacrifices and toys with its victims. "I just
found a really great item; I suppose the RNG is about to punish
me..." Apparently, Angband's random number generator occasionally
gets locked in a repetition, so you get something with a 3% chance
happening 8 times in a row. Improbable, but far too common to be
pure chance. Compare Shub-Internet.
--The Jargon File version 4.3.1, ed. ESR, autonoded by rescdsk.